President Donald Trump once again criticized ObamaCare and said that the health-care law was a disaster. He promised to repeal and replace it after the GOP passes tax reform.
“ObamaCare premiums are going up, up, up, just as I have been predicting for two years. ObamaCare is owned by the Democrats, and it is a disaster. But do not worry. Even though the Dems want to Obstruct, we will Repeal & Replace right after Tax Cuts!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump ended key subsidies to insurers that helped to cover costs for low-income Americans and that was the reason why ObamaCare premiums rose. Enrollment in the health-care law has unexpectedly surged since the beginning of the open enrollment period. The number of people who have signed up for coverage through ObamaCare exchanges in the first 18 days of the open enrollment period is about 2.3 million. The number has outpaced the rate of enrollment that took place in the same period under Obama.
This is not the first promise that Trump has made to repeal and replace ObamaCare. He has previously pushed for the GOP to do that, but the attempt of the Republicans to repeal it had no success. Republicans are now considering the possibility of repealing the ObamaCare individual mandate in tax reform, The Hill informs.
Last week Trump said that welfare reform would be the next item on his agenda and not ObamaCare, Washington Examiner reminds.
“We’re looking very strongly at welfare reform, and that will all take place right after taxes, very soon, very shortly after taxes,” Trump said at the White House.